The “Scully Effect” And Other Things You Never Knew About The X-Files

Fox And Scully Have Some Interesting Name Inspo

Fox And Scully Have Some Interesting Name Inspo

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Naming characters is a tricky thing to do. It’s hard to tell whether or not they will resonate with an audience and turn into iconic names. Many speculated that Fox Mulder was named after the production network that aired the series, but Carter instead named the character after a childhood best friend. It still probably got Carter some brownie points with the executives.

As for Scully, Carter named her after his favorite sportscaster, Vin Scully. The legendary Los Angelas Dodgers announcer. Vin knew about this and can actually be heard calling a game in the sixth season.